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POWERLINE INTELLIGENCE

WHY RECON

NEW-AGE INDUSTRY TECHNIQUES

CURRENT LIMITATIONS

Current industry techniques for limiting wildfire damages have significant limitations:

Recon brings a vertically integrated solution that places a premium on speed, data fidelity, connectivity, redundancy and resiliency.

Key market distinctions include: 

CONNECTIVITY

Recon has an exclusive long-term partnership with Globalstar, a leading satellite provider, for backhaul.

 

This means Recon is not dependent upon cellular networks – which are limited to non-existent in many high fire risk areas – for connectivity.

DATA QUALITY

Recon gathers data line-by-line and pole-to-pole with a Linebacker approximately every 175 feet for distribution and 900 feet for transmission.

 

This allows for real-time identification of issues and anomalies on the lines, which is critical to pinpointing and addressing failures prior to ignition, limiting damages post ignition as well as narrowly targeting public power shut-off.

 

Recon understands utility operators are working with a lot of data and it’s not helpful unless it can be analyzed in context. Recon has a robust set of APIs that provide your data how you want it.

FUNCTIONALITY

Recon pinpoints high-impact events based on movement and a suite of validating factors linked to power line health in real-time, including line temperature, ambient temperature, line movement, barometric pressure and e-field – before and after ignitions occur.

 

Competing technologies are inferring events based on electric signature data, which means algorithms are used to estimate values vs. capturing and measuring actual values. This is important because there is a risk the assumptions/calculations used to generate insights are wrong and thus the associated result is incorrect.

SYSTEM INTEGRITY

Recon has built a resilient and redundant platform to ensure the critical insights streaming from it are not disrupted for any reason.

  1. Competing line monitoring solutions tend to be powered by the lines themselves. When the power goes out,  the information flowing from the electric signature is lost, and system insights vanish.

  2. Recon is powered by solar and battery. If a Recon solar panel is damaged, the system can continue to work for two weeks on battery power alone, and no information is lost.

  3. The close proximity of Recon Linebackers means if one is compromised the data from adjacent tags in the same pole-to-pole segment can communicate the message along to system operators without delay.

  4. Competing solutions are relaying their information from sensor to sensor to compensate for lack of connectivity in areas with no cellular coverage. Recon’s tags can communicate directly to the receiver, eliminating the risk of slowdown or disruption that could result from communicating through each other.  If for some reason the receiver does not respond, the system will send information along to the next receiver.

COST

The Recon Platform provides an unmatched view of the health of electric assets, line-by-line and pole-to-pole.

 

We are committed to making our product available at a fraction of the cost of competing monitoring technologies.

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